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  • Update on School District Water Testing

    Dear Families,

    Please see attached letter from Dr. Osborne outlining the latest water testing results for district schools.

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  • Strategic Roadmap Presentation

    Presented to Board of Education - October 5, 2016

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  • Seeking Public Input on the District’s Strategic Roadmap

    The Board of Education is developing an action plan that will guide the implementation of the District’s Strategic Roadmap. We seek your input on the draft plan, provided below in both English and Spanish.

    One avenue for input is to email your comments to All comments received by September 30th will be reviewed by each Board member before the October 5th Board of Education meeting.

    Prior to that meeting, there will a presentation detailing the plan’s strategic objectives. Following the presentation, a public input session will be held to provide stakeholders with an additional way to make suggestions.

    We encourage you to be a part of this collaborative process by emailing your comments or taking part in the public input session.

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  • Department of Health - Review of Latest Battery of Water Reports & Press Release

    Please see attached letter from Superintendent Osborne regarding latest water testing results and associated press release.

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  • Health & Safety

    Please click here for Health & Safety information, which includes the Lead in Schools water reports.

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  • Sign Up for CSDNR NEWS

    Register here to sign up for the 2x weekly CSDNR News.

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  • 2016-2017 School Calendar

    Please see attached for the 2016-2017 School Calendar.

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    New Immunization Requirements for School Entry for 2016-17 Grades 7 and 12. Please see attached for more information.

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School Announcements

Message from the Principal

August 2016

 Dear Parents and Caregivers,

 I am excited to welcome everyone back to a new school year.  This year, at Jefferson Elementary School, we will begin to phase in some new language programs.  All students in grades K-2 will have the opportunity to acquire Spanish skills and/or enrich their current Spanish language skills as a result of our new Spanish FLES program.  To support students who enter Jefferson speaking predominantly Spanish, we will offer bilingual programs.  We will continue to offer Italian as a FLES program for students in grades 3-5.   All of these programs support the district’s mission to develop world languages.

 All students in kindergarten - 2nd grade will have the opportunity to take Spanish enrichment classes as part of their CAMPEL (computers, art, music, physical education and language) schedule.  Kindergarteners – 2nd graders will still visit the library with their homeroom teachers to select books to borrow.  Every year, we hope to build our Spanish FLES program and eventually offer Spanish to all students in grades K- 5.

 Students who are Spanish Dominant (stronger in Spanish than English) have the opportunity to enter our Spanish bilingual program in grades kindergarten- Second.  The program will teach children English literacy skills while maintaining their first language, Spanish.  We will also be offering Spanish for 2nd graders after school. Participation will be based upon space and recommendations.

 We will continue to have a Spanish CILA program for students who are entering grades 3-5.  After school Spanish classes will continue to be offered to CILA students in grades 3-5.  This year, each grade level will have the opportunity to attend 2 after school sessions per week.  Non CILA students in the upper grades may participate in the program.  However, invitations will be based upon space and recommendations.

 If you are interested in after school Spanish, please email Ms. Stevenson @

 Jefferson will continue to offer an Italian language program for students in grades 3-5.  Currently the program is only for students who are on or above grade level in literacy and mathematics.  During the school day, Italian is taught during our intervention/enrichment period.  Italian will continued to be offered after school as well. Students who are not participating in Italian during the school day are invited to attend an enrichment Italian class after school.  If you are interested in Italian during the day or after school, please email Ms. Posnick @

 If you have any questions, please feel free to call me.

 Thank you,

Kimmerly Nieves


Spanish Version of the Letter Spanish 2016 Fall Letter.pdf 

Calendar of Events

  • Red Ribbon Week

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  • Shmini Atzeret begins at sundown

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  • Shmini Atzeret

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  • Day 5

    Jefferson Elementary School
  • Simchat Torah Begins at Sundown

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Our Mission

"Together, we will accept the diversity of all children, taking them forward on their educational journeys to reach their fullest potential, and encouraging their curiosity so they become successful lifelong learners.

Together, we will foster partnerships with the goal of encouraging student achievement by building on students' strengths and supporting their social and emotional development.

Together, we will continue to promote and enhance the educational development of every member (staff, students and parents) of the Jefferson Community."